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1990 Aug 20 - 1990 Aug 23
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/3077
Middle East (Situation in the Middle East: Iraqi invasion of Kuwait) (Part 24)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2017 Jul 20
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 370
Any docs withheld? No

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90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Charles Powell minute to Ingham (Gulf crisis) [ "I think we shall want opportunities for the Prime Minister to speak out publicly"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Powell minute to Ingham (pool facilities for British journalists) [ MT "reservations about being too generous with facilities for the press, in the light of experience during the Falklands campaign"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (Charles Powell-General Scowcroft) ["It is rather hard to believe that the Americans have not taken their thinking on military options further... But I think this is probably as much as we can get for now from General Scowcroft" ] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("The Gulf Crisis: Jordan") [international aid to mitigate impact of implementing sanctions against Iraq - MT believes "Europe should be ready to give a lead"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Lynda Chalker, Percy Cradock) ["Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Lynda Chalker, Percy Cradock) ["Iraq/Kuwait": OECD discussion on implementation of sanctions; role of ICRC; aid for Jordan; British citizens; rules of engagement; RAF; military & civil air training for Iraqis; sanctions-busting] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, President Vassiliou of Cyprus) ["Iraq/Kuwait": phone conversation: "[UK/US] should attack Iraq... [or else] a negative attitude towards [ongoing presence of] US forces would develop... among the Arab masses"; do not overestimate Iraqi army] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) [Iran - Rafsanjani seeking improved relations with the West; Yemen; hostages; long-term strategy post-Gulf crisis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia) [CDP: "unusually overwrote and elated and did not invariably make sense"; Bandar: "The joint conclusion of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria was that Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to get away with the invasion and occupation of Kuwait. ... the bottom line was that Saddam Hussein must be removed"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq/Kuwait") ["counter-propaganda against Iraq"; CDP - "The task is to get on and DO it"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: FCO record of conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait: call by Soviet Ambassador, 21 August") [Hurd meeting with Zamyatin - account of Shevardnadze talks with Iraqi Deputy PM; WEU meeting in Paris; sanctions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: FCO record of phone conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait: Secretary of State's telephone conversation with Secretary Baker") [discussion of various issues including need for further Security Council resolution before enforcing embargo, and future of embassies in Kuwait] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Ad hoc Group on the Gulf: 11.00 am on Tuesday 21 August 1990 at No 10") [UN resolution on interception of Iraqi tanker; Britons in Iraq/Kuwait; aid for Jordan; counter-propaganda; further deployment; terrorism; oil] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1981 to FCO (1740Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: President Bush's speech of 20 August") ["calls foreigners detained in Iraq/Kuwait hostages... emphasises America's determination with her allies to resist aggression"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1983 to FCO (2109Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: US policy") [Bush's early return to Washington does not presage change in policy, which "remains as before: readiness for the long haul, in terms of both economic sanctions and defensive military build-up"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: US Defence Secretary's press conference in Dhahran") [defines mission of US forces in Saudi Arabia] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("Foreign communities: French reaction") ["French use tougher language... but unclear whether this reflects new rules of engagement... 27 French nationals in Kuwait and Iraq have been taken away to an unknown destination"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: MoDUK telegram to Army Intelligence units ("Operation Granby General Sitrep Ten 20 Aug 1990") [foreign nationals in Iraq & Kuwait; US forces; Royal Navy operations] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Community size") [revised down estimate of numbers of British passport holders remaining in Kuwait - 2200 plus 500 Commonwealth and Irish] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Saddam's peace initiative") [proposals have "little to commend them [but] ... should not... be totally dismissive... in order to avoid provoking Saddam unnecessarily... clearly believes that he can use foreign hostages as a lever to break... resolve on sanctions"] [declassified Jul 2017]